You will need:
Vegetable stock from any boiled veg you're having, else use boiling water
1 small onion, sliced into half rings
1 tbs sunflower, or any other flavorless, oil
spring of thyme, rosemary or other suitable herb
What to do:
- Fry the onion on a medium heat in the oil along with the thyme until the onion goes dark brown - almost black - around the edges. Season with pepper - don't add salt because gravy granules are salty enough.
- Make the gravy with the stock, according to the instructions on the packet, or to your own liking
- Add the gravy to the pan and allow to simmer for around five minutes. Add more water if it's looking a bit on the thick side.
- Pour into a jug or gravy boat, if posh; or just pour straight onto roast dinner, if not posh.